2015 Lexus IS Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,292 - $33,832
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
204-306
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,292 - $33,832
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
204-306
Seats
4-5

Ranks #7 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The Lexus IS sedan officially throws off the brand's "conservatively attractive" styling and goes straight for shock value. The wide grille and sculpted headlights and taillights complement a high-tech interior that brings new levels of refinement and technology to this entry-level luxury sedan. The convertible IS C is carryover from the previous generation, and the IS F is no more.

Lexus IS Models & Trims

Base $29,151 - $33,832*
Horsepower: 204 hp - 306 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Crafted Line $24,292 - $28,543*
Horsepower: 204 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.71

34 Reviews

76% 18% 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The best car I ever owned.

I have a issue with the display. It always defaults to the map. I want it to display the radio stations and artist. Otherwise I love driving my car. I purchased a warranty for the car, but thus far no issues. I also purchased the car used with only 7k miles on it.

- L W

My 3rd Lexus and the reason behind it.

It has been an easy car to maintain up to this point. And it held up quite well. I love options I chose for the interior. Has the best leather in it is class. So nice. I like all gauges. Very classy looking. And the best thing it is a Lexus. So good resale value.

- William B

Reliable but still sporty and fun. Quiet, smooth ride.

Has a little bit of power when needed to get up and go but also a smooth ride on the highway. The sunroof tracks comes off too easily but is an easy fix. I really like the sporty look of the car. I have an F Sport package which I would highly recommend.

- Tina J

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$29,151 - $33,832
$24,292 - $28,543

Horsepower

Horsepower
204 - 306 hp
204 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT
2.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
44.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
25.9 in.
32.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 in.
36.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
2.4 cu. ft.
13.8 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Not Available

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40YR18
P225/45VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.5 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.5 ft.
34.2 - 35.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 in.
183.7 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
71.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3816 - 3880 .lbs
3461 - 3649 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
204 hp
204 hp

Torque

Torque
185 ft. lbs.
185 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
29 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Not Available
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Not Available
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Not Available
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings